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  Today's Date: Friday October 9, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5888.10 +15.04 (+0.26%) on a volume of 850,656 shares. Year to Date Change: -0.44%
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NSF International Awards National Business Furniture Certification
Monday October 28, 2013 
To achieve Conformant Level certification, NBF met all prerequisite credits in environmental criteria, labor criteria, and social responsibility criteria.

DWR Expands Partnership With Hospitality and Contract Sales Industries
Thursday May 27, 2010 
Retailer aims to snag some contract business.

Topdeq Shuts Down
Monday November 30, 2009 
Catalog office furniture retailer Topdeq shut its doors for good in the United States last week.

Embody hits the Web
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 9, 2009 
SmartFurniture.com is a 10 year old company built on the premise of design on demand and mass customization.

National Business Furniture Opens Warehouses to Provide Same-Day Shipping
Wednesday September 17, 2008 
Strategic locations across the U.S. allow NBF to provide business customers with faster delivery on hundreds of office furniture items.

ATD-American Acquires AdirondackDirect
Friday February 1, 2008 
AdirondackDirect is a mail-order and internet distributor of school, church, office and institutional furniture.

Contract by mail order
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday November 5, 2007 
Like other large office furniture makers who have slipped into the retail channel, Steelcase is promoting its seating products.

Design Within Reach Sales Climb in Latest Quarter
Friday August 10, 2007 
Net loss dropped to just $0.6 million, or $(0.04) per diluted share.

Twenty-Year-Old Hits it Big in Office Furniture Industry
Tuesday May 22, 2007 
If you thought you couldn't sell office furniture on the Internet and make money, think again.

National Business Furniture Launches GSA Catalog & E-Commerce Program
Wednesday April 25, 2007 
NBF said they will offer hundreds of GSA approved products at GSA prices under this new contract.

National Business Furniture Launches OfficeChairs.com
Thursday July 20, 2006 
Mail order firm continues to grow presence on the web

Second Systems Launches a New Contract Office Furniture Division
Tuesday June 20, 2006 
Chicago-area to get new contract dealership.

National Business Furniture to be Acquired by Topdeq Parent
Monday November 14, 2005 
Founders George and Julie Mosher put National Business Furniture up for sale in June.

Bidding to End Soon for National Business Furniture
Monday September 12, 2005 
The Wisconsin-based supplier first announced its intention to sell the business in June of 2005.

Catalog Seller National Business Furniture up for Sale
Wednesday June 22, 2005 
The 30-year-old cataloger had sales of $118 million last year.

Mail order Furniture Firm Topdeq Reports Losses in U.S.
Friday March 26, 2004 
Sales last year fell by 5.9 percent year-over-year.

The Pricing Power of Mail Order
Monday September 8, 2003 
With margins like these dealers could make millions and millions!

Viking OP to Launch Direct Mail and E-Commerce Businesses in Portugal
Wednesday November 13, 2002 
The launch of Viking Direct in Portugal marks the 14th international country that Viking has launched.

Design Within Reach to Open Los Angeles Showroom
Sunday August 4, 2002 
Showroom number 4 to be located in Santa Monica.

Viking Office Products To Launch Direct Mail and E-Commerce in Spain
Tuesday December 11, 2001 
The first new logistics center will be housed in a state-of-the-art warehouse centrally located outside of Madrid.

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